There’s a good reason why professional travel photographers tend to take pictures much better than most people who are on a vacation. It’s simply because they’ve made a number of mistakes before getting it right.
With that said, here’s how you can avoid making these very same mistakes by heeding 3 tips on taking great vacation photos:
#1: Find the ‘spirit of place’
Before you go around taking photographs, it is a good idea to ask yourself why you visited the place in question. What stands out, in terms of its visuals, that makes it so appealing. Or what reveals its true ‘spirit’. With the answer to that question, then it is time to capture the essence of the place by taking unconventional photographs. Of course, it’s also important to take pictures that interest you as well.
#2: Show people acting naturally
While in most cases, people tend to take snaps of others when they are posing, it doesn’t hurt to take a few with them acting naturally as if you weren’t there. If you want to do this, then make sure you take their permission to do so instead of sneaking up on them. Some of them might not like it so you have to respect their privacy as well.
#3: Look Out for Details
Use your two eyes and not just your lens to keep track of the details in your picture way before you shoot. Taking photographs in public can be a bit chaotic and looking out for unwanted things or people in the photo you’ve just taken can go a lot way in avoiding the need to take the picture again